My husband is cool. Really cool.
I could name a million reasons why he rocks, but for now, I’ll just mention reasons 27,834 through 27,847:
#27,834: He voluntarily watched Miss America with me this weekend even though watching it was the equivelant of drilling a hole in his head.
#27,835: When the GPS on the iPhone crapped out on my way to a baby shower, I called him in a panic while I was on the freeway. He pulled up google maps and talked me through the directions turn by turn for about 40 minutes until I reached my destination. That’s love I tell you. 🙂
#27,836: He always knows when I need a little bit of raspberry sherbet, and a bowl magically appears in front of me when I need it most. 🙂
#27,837: He supported me when I wanted to compete in the Mrs. Texas Pageant in 2005 even though he HATES pageants.
After my post on Miss America, I decided to dig up my Mrs. Texas pics in my archives. This pageant happened like 100 years ago. Gosh, this pageant happened before David started and finished medical school, before we moved out of the country, before we sold our house and our business, before I birthed two kids, before we moved like 35 times, before I knew ANYTING about photography (I had never heard the term SLR before!) and twenty pounds ago.
THAT DOES FEEL LIKE ANOTHER LIFETIME.
Here is my previous life; the one where I worked like 100 hours a week, and suffered from unexplained infertility.
This was the opening number. As I recall, the opening number was quite a complex dance number and even one of my competitors, who was a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, commented on how complex the dance number was to learn in one evening! (OK, so the pics only show us walking, but trust me, I got my dance on!)
Evening gown portion . . .
I designed this dress specifically for this pageant while I was in Taiwan on a business trip. It’s sort of hard to tell from these teeny tiny pics (sorry, I don’t have bigger ones to upload) but the dress has like a million beads and sequins on it. I won the evening gown competition, but received first runner-up to Mrs. Texas 2005.
Ah, look at David . . . we are so young! We’re both still in our twenties!
OK, note to self, gold/ivory washes me out. END OF STORY.
Turquoise, is MUCH better.
This was the interview portion.
See? GOLD is not my best color. UGH.
This was rehearsal for the opening number. Seriously, it was a little more advanced than many of us expected.
When I look at this picture I think, “What the heck happened to that purse? I love that over priced Louis Viutton knock off bag I picked up in Hong Kong!”
Too many moves I tell you. Maybe I still have it in storage . . . who knows!
And did I mention this pageant took place in San Antonio, which was about five hours away from our house in Dallas? My sister and two of my employees came to support me, as well as our BFF’s, Daniel and Lydia. I felt so supported. 🙂 (Especially when I could hear one of my employees screaming my name over the entire audience. AWESOME.)
Immediately following the crowning, I packed up my things and we drove five hours through the night in order to catch my early morning flight out of Dallas to Taiwan. We got home safely, and with just a few minutes to spare for me to pack my bags and drive to the airport in time to catch my flight.
That last paragraph would be reason #27838.